Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Thomas Henry "Tom"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  29.08.1960
Birthplace:  Statesville / North Carolina
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  06.05.2004
Selection group:  NASA-19
Position:  MSP
Status:  active


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-127  MSP  15.07.2009 - 31.07.2009 15d 16h 45m 
2  Soyuz TMA-07M / ISS-34 / ISS-35  Flight Engineer  19.12.2012 - 14.05.2013 145d 14h 18m 
Total  161d 07h 03m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-05M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Davidson College, North Corolina 1982; Master of Science in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia, 1984; M.D. from the Wake Forest University, North Carolina, 1989; Master of Science in Medical Sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch, 1997; at the time of selection Flight Surgeon-Flight Medicine Clinic, Johnson Space Center; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 18; hobbies: backpacking and mountain climbing, family activities, swimming, scuba diving, snowboarding, playing guitar, and reading.

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